Would you buy a house with mustard yellow walls?
One of my customers recently bought a home near downtown Asheville with walls the exact color of my favorite condiment for a ham sandwich.
Somehow it's more appetizing on the food than it is on the wall. (Side note: I've got to stop blogging at lunch time. Now all I can think about is ham sandwiches.)
Take a look at the living room now. I think I could live here, don't you?
They had us paint the dining room in a cool mint green which really set off the white trim. I like it. It's kind of retro.
The master bedroom also had an unusual color: a deep navy blue. I usually like dark blue walls, but for some reason it was oppressive in this room.
My customers tried several colors, including the green from the dining room, before they settled on a soft dove gray.
It's a very different room.
The moral of the story is that when you're house-hunting, pay no attention to the color on the walls. Repainting is comparatively cheap, and while everyone else is stuck on superficial impressions, you can focus on more important things like the layout of the rooms and whether the home was well-maintained.
If your home needs a fresh coat of paint, give us a call. We'll be happy to give you a free estimate.
I really appreciate his attention to detail: the diagonally-set drain, the perfectly even tiles and smooth grout lines, and the tiled niche in the wall all come together to make a beautiful design.
Here's the other side of the same room:
The tiled floor has been installed with the same attention to perfection.
Frank is also a talented trim carpenter and cabinet maker. One of my favorite projects of his is this set of handmade cabinet doors:
This cabinet next to a fireplace also caught my eye:
What a great way to hide your television! And it looks like it was built with the home, which is one of my criteria for great cabinetry.
When he's not working as a local handyman, Frank spends his free time turning beautiful wooden bowls like these:
I really like the way he uses stain to create bands of color on the outsides of the bowls. He has a nice, subtle aesthetic.
You can shop for more of these bowls on his website at www.autumnwoodbowls.com.
We're really glad to welcome Frank to our network. If you need someone to install tiles in your Asheville home, please give us a call.
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